Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection in your gum tissues. It occurs when harmful bacteria trapped in plaque infect and inflame the gums, causing them to appear red, swollen, or tender or to bleed easily. In the earliest stages (gingivitis), gum disease can be treated and brought under control. The more severe form of the disease, periodontitis, can eventually lead to gum recession, bone loss and tooth loss.
If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, our experienced dentist will carefully examine your mouth to determine the severity of the disease and review your treatment options with you. We will create a customized treatment plan to help improve your oral health and bring your gum disease under control. Treatments for gum disease range from improved oral hygiene at home and deep dental cleanings to antibiotic therapy and surgical procedures.
Following the completion of your periodontal treatment, our dentist and team will recommend a schedule of regular dental visits for you to receive periodontal maintenance. This will help keep the disease under control going forward and prevent it from returning to your mouth.
We invite you to call Newport Dental at 425-641-5303 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Han and learn more about gum disease treatment in Bellevue, Washington.